Chesterfield businesses raise £10,000 for Ashgate Hospicecare

Chesterfield businesses have raised an amazing £10,000 for Ashgate Hospicecare.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 3:32 pm

Throughout the summer, the Spotted Frog, the Butchers Arms, Galaxy Travel and Ambimedia came together to raise money for the hospice.

As part of the fundraising, the Spotted Frog auctioned off beach huts for the England games during the Euro football championship.

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Catherine Pashley, bar manager at the Spotted Frog (centre), presents a cheque for £10,133.25 to Phoebe Marriott and Charlotte Gratton, from Ashgate Hospicecare. They money was raised by the Spotted Frog, the Butchers Arms, Galaxy Travel and Ambimedia. Picture by Brian Eyre.

Competitions and collections were also organised by Galaxy Travel staff throughout the tournament.

Meanwhile, Nicky Claxton, from the Butchers Arms, ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon, and thousands of pounds have been raised thanks to a skydive by Nicky and Ambimedia’s Dean Lowe along with John Pointon and Elliott Hughes.

Ashgate Hospicecare thanked everyone involved in the fundraising.

The hospice provides compassionate, specialist palliative and end of life care, free of charge, to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families.

In other news, the Spotted Frog has reached the last six in the Great British Pub Awards out of more than 4,500 entries. The winner will be announced on September 28.

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